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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037334
Description
Albuminometer, which is a long, cylindrical glass tube; the bottom tapers to a rounded and closed glass-filled point that extends from the base of the tube; the top has an open, flat rim around the tube opening; a white-filled graduated scale runs along the side of the tube.
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Accession Number
997037334
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Albumins -- urine
Description
Albuminometer, which is a long, cylindrical glass tube; the bottom tapers to a rounded and closed glass-filled point that extends from the base of the tube; the top has an open, flat rim around the tube opening; a white-filled graduated scale runs along the side of the tube.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
AHT Co.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
This marks the beginning of the Bird practice
Material
glass: clear; white
Inscriptions
Etched into the glass in fancy script is the word "Albuminometer"; the company logo "AHT // CO [the "AHT" is underlined and below it is then"CO"]" is located just above increment lines and etched into the glass are "R [script] // 26 // ml [script] // U [script] // 10 // 9 // 8 // 7 // 6 // 5 // 4 // 3 // 2 // 1"; the word "Germany" is etched into the tube in script
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Dimension Notes
Length 16.5 cm x Diam. 2.2 cm
Condition Remarks
Tube is clean, with minor dirty scuff marks
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Scientific Instruments Laboratory Apparatus and Supplies Catalog (JC-141)," Central Scientific Company of Canada, Toronto, 1942, p. 658 (similar to item # 43005) (see attached photocopy); CD #2
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Clinitest pocket size urine analysis set

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Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1977.8.1 a-f
Description
A plastic case (f) with a top (e) that fits over the case contains (a) a bottle of tablets, (b) a test tube, (c) a dropper, and (d) a colour scale card, which has a brief set of instructions concerning the procedure and interpretation of results.
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Accession Number
1977.8.1 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Diabetes Mellitus
Albuminuria
Description
A plastic case (f) with a top (e) that fits over the case contains (a) a bottle of tablets, (b) a test tube, (c) a dropper, and (d) a colour scale card, which has a brief set of instructions concerning the procedure and interpretation of results.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - bottle - Size: Length 7.2 cm
b - test tube - Size: Length 7.2 cm
c - dropper - Size: Length 7.0 cm
d - card - Size: Length 7.0 cm x Width 4.1 cm
e - case top - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 5.1 cm
f - case bottom - Size: Length 5.1 cm x Width 3.4 cm x Depth 5.1 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J.W. Scott.
Maker
Ames Company, Inc.
Site Made (City)
Elkhart
Site Made (State)
Indiana
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1950
1959
circa 1950-1959
Material
plastic: variegated; brown
glass: clear
rubber: red
metal: black
paper: white; blue
Inscriptions
Part of label on bottle reads: "36 CLINITEST REAGENT TABLETS // NO. 2107 // A TEST FOR URINE-SUGAR // U.S. PAT. APP'D FOR // POISON. // Active Ingredients: Copper Sulfate, Caustic Soda, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid."; the number on the side of the label is "C170-4106"; the plastic case has the registered trade name "CLINITEST" stamped into the case's top in two places; bottom half of case has the company name and address stamped into the bottom.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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diabetic urinometer

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Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
993004160 a-c
Description
Intricately-constructed diabetes urinometer has hand-printed temperature gauge, large cavity and small circular mercury holder in original pasteboard tube with cotton stuffing.
Accession Number
993004160 a-c
Collection
Dr. C. M. Bracken Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Specific Gravity
Diabetes Mellitus
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- specific gravity testing
Description
Intricately-constructed diabetes urinometer has hand-printed temperature gauge, large cavity and small circular mercury holder in original pasteboard tube with cotton stuffing.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - pasteboard tube - Size: Length 12.7 cm. x Diameter1.8 cm.
b - tube cap - Size: Length 4.0 cm. x Diameter1.9 cm.
c - thermometer - Size: Length 12.7 cm. x Diameter1.3 cm.
Provenance
Belonged to Dr. C.M. Bracken
Dates
1920
1930
circa 1920-1930
Material
glass: clear
mercury: grey
paper: white; black; red
Inscriptions
Printed on back of temperature chart: "DIABETES" in gold ink
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Condition Remarks
(a-b): paper fragile and deteriorating
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments," 6th ed., 189-, pp. 631 & 633
Research Facts
May belong with hydrometer 993.004.158 or .159
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Diatest model S electric test tube heater; box

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Dates
1940
1949
circa 1940-1949
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
1976.4.3 a-f
Description
Ceramic test tube holder/heater (a) has a heating coil inside, and an electric cord; with it are: a test tube (b) with a rubber holder; a Diatest Color Chart (c) showing four main colour changes and approximate percentages of sugar content of urine they signify; Directions (d) for using the Diatest…
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Accession Number
1976.4.3 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Diabetes Mellitus
Description
Ceramic test tube holder/heater (a) has a heating coil inside, and an electric cord; with it are: a test tube (b) with a rubber holder; a Diatest Color Chart (c) showing four main colour changes and approximate percentages of sugar content of urine they signify; Directions (d) for using the Diatest Model S Test Tube Heater; (e) a pamphlet on the item; and (f) the box it comes in.
Number Of Parts
6
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. A.A. Track of Toronto.
Maker
Diatest Laboratories
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1940
1949
circa 1940-1949
Material
ceramic: white
glass: clear
rubber: white; brown
paper: orange; green; red; brown; yellow
Inscriptions
On bottom of (a): "DIATEST LABORATORIES. NEW YORK N.Y. MODEL S US. PAT. NO. 2060237, Made in U.S.A."; (e) pamphlet titled, "Diatest The Automatic ELECTRIC URINE SUGAR TESTER"; (f) on box: "DIATEST MODEL S. Practical No Flame. No Water. 120 volts, 30 watts AC-DC Electric Test Tube Heater."; on green sticker affixed to box lid: ""Sold by // S.G. Krebs & Co. // SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS // HOSPITAL FURNITURE AND SUPPLIES // 351 SECOND AVE. near 21st St NEW YORK"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F7-5
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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fermentation saccharometer

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037335
Description
A saccharometer tube, which is a tube with a closed, rounded top and is made of thin glass that bends at an acute angle at the bottom and extends to a bulbous chamber with a tapered open top; the fermentation tube sits on top of a circular glass base with a vertical tapered stem that attaches to th…
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Accession Number
997037335
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Ketoses
Fermentation
Description
A saccharometer tube, which is a tube with a closed, rounded top and is made of thin glass that bends at an acute angle at the bottom and extends to a bulbous chamber with a tapered open top; the fermentation tube sits on top of a circular glass base with a vertical tapered stem that attaches to the tube at its angular bend; the fermentation saccharometer has white-filled increment lines along the tube
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Maker
Canlab
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
This date marks the beginning of the Bird medical practice
Material
glass: clear; white
Inscriptions
Bottom of base has the word "Germany" etched into it; increment lines with the numbers "1% // 5 // 4 // ¾ // 3 // ½ // 2 // ¼ // 1" etched into the glass; also etched into the tube: "CANLAB"; the words, "Per Cent of Sugar" are etched, running vertically along the tube
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-5
Dimension Notes
Length 14.0 cm x Diam. 4.4 cm
Condition Remarks
Wear is apparent on tube; red stain on outside of chamber.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," by the Kny-Scheerer Co., 21st. ed., Milwaukee, ca. 1915, p. 1109 (similar to item # A/-5176) (see attached photocopy); CD #2
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Lab-Tek urine system

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
995005118 a-b
Description
A Lab-Tek urine system, consisting of a plastic test tube (a) with a slightly extended lip on one side and a cap (b) fitted to clip securely onto the tube; the cap has a card attached to it for recording the information in the urine.
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Accession Number
995005118 a-b
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Diabetes Mellitus
Description
A Lab-Tek urine system, consisting of a plastic test tube (a) with a slightly extended lip on one side and a cap (b) fitted to clip securely onto the tube; the cap has a card attached to it for recording the information in the urine.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - test tube - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
b - cap with card - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 2.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Lab-Tek
Site Made (City)
Christchurch
Site Made (State)
Canterbury
Site Made (Country)
New Zealand
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Material
plastic: clear
cardboard: white
Inscriptions
"Lab-Tek // Urine System // Name // Room No. // Doctor // Lab. No. // PAT. PEND." printed on the top side of the card.
"Color pH SpG // Gluc. Alb. Acet. Bite // Micro // Other Date" printed on the bottom side of the card
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Condition Remarks
The tube shows some wear; significant foxing on the card.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Lab-tek International Limited"; CD #6
Research Facts
Used to test for diabetes and other diseases.
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Lab-Tek urine systems

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Dates
1960
circa 1960
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
995005119 a-f
Description
Five Lab-Tek urine system, consisting of five plastic test tubes (a-e) with slightly extended lips on one side and five caps (b) fitted to clip securely onto the tubes; the caps are all attached to a card for recording the information in the urine; the cards are all attached together with perforate…
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Accession Number
995005119 a-f
Collection
Dr. Burns Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Diabetes Mellitus
Description
Five Lab-Tek urine system, consisting of five plastic test tubes (a-e) with slightly extended lips on one side and five caps (b) fitted to clip securely onto the tubes; the caps are all attached to a card for recording the information in the urine; the cards are all attached together with perforated cuts.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a -e - test tube - Size: Length 10.2 cm x Width 2.9 cm x Depth 1.9 cm
f - cap with card - Size: Length 12.6 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Burns of Napanee, Ont., a 1947 graduate of the Queen's University Medical Program; some items belonged to Dr. Stratton, who held the Napanee practice prior to Dr. Burns.
Maker
Lab-Tek
Site Made (City)
Christchurch
Site Made (State)
Canterbury
Site Made (Country)
New Zealand
Dates
1960
circa 1960
Material
plastic: clear
cardboard: white
Inscriptions
"Lab-Tek // Urine System // Name // Room No. // Doctor // Lab. No. // PAT. PEND." printed on the top side of each card.
"Color pH SpG // Gluc. Alb. Acet. Bite // Micro // Other Date" printed on the bottom side of each card
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Condition Remarks
The tubes show some wear; the caps are tearing off from the cards
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: "Lab-tek International Limited"; CD #6
Research Facts
Used to test for diabetes and other diseases.
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Squibb's urinometer

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Dates
1896
circa 1896
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037372
Description
Squibb's urinometer, which consists of a blown glass tube that has a mercury-filled bulb at the distal end; the bulb narrows, then extends into a hollow air chamber; the air chamber narrows and terminates in a long, hollow tube containing a plastic scale.
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Accession Number
997037372
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Specific Gravity
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- specific gravity testing
Description
Squibb's urinometer, which consists of a blown glass tube that has a mercury-filled bulb at the distal end; the bulb narrows, then extends into a hollow air chamber; the air chamber narrows and terminates in a long, hollow tube containing a plastic scale.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or by Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1896
circa 1896
Date Remarks
This marks the beginning of the Bird practice.
Material
glass: clear
mercury: silver
metal: silver
Inscriptions
Inside the blown glass tube are the words, "Squibb's Urinometer // Tp: 60°F"; the other side of the scale has increment lines and the numbers, "1000 // 10 // 20 // 30 // 40 // 50 // 60"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Dimension Notes
Length 14.1cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Blown tube has clouded mercury stains; wax on inner tubing is cracked
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Alo's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., A.S. Aloe Co., St. Louis, 189–, p. 631 (similar to item # 9170) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
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Squibb's urinometer

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Dates
1890
1960
circa 1890-1960
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
998001004
Description
Urinometer, which consists of a blown glass tube that has a flattened mercury-filled bulb at the distal end; the bulb narrows and then extends into a cylindrical hollow air chamber; the air chamber narrows and terminates in a long, hollow tube containing a printed paper scale and has a closed, roun…
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Accession Number
998001004
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Specific Gravity
MM= Chemical Apparatus -- specific gravity testing
Description
Urinometer, which consists of a blown glass tube that has a flattened mercury-filled bulb at the distal end; the bulb narrows and then extends into a cylindrical hollow air chamber; the air chamber narrows and terminates in a long, hollow tube containing a printed paper scale and has a closed, rounded end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used at KGH
Maker
Adams Squibb
Dates
1890
1960
circa 1890-1960
Date Remarks
Based on suppliers' catalogues
Material
glass: translucent
mercury: silver
paper: white
ink: black
Inscriptions
Printed on paper: "ADAMS SQUIBB URIMOMETER 60°F"; printed paper scale has increment lines with the numbers "1.000 // 10 // 20 // 30 // 40 // 50 // 60".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-12
Dimension Notes
Length 12.4 cm x Diam. 1.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Inside of glass air chamber is a little bit foggy.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Hospital and Physicians Equipment and Supplies," the J.F. Hartz Co., 1960, p. 248 (similar to items #5H-600, 5H-601); "Pilling Instruments and Equipment for Surgeons and Hospitals," George P. Pilling & Son Co., 1932-33, p. 169 (similar to item #P8966); "Aloe's Illustrated and Priced Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments, Physician's Supplies and Hospital Furnishings," 6th ed., S. Aloe Co., 189-, p. 631 (similar to item #9177); CD #6.
Research Facts
Urinometer used to measure specific gravity of urine.
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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
Accession Number
997037177
Description
Ureometer, which consists of a graduated fermentation tube with increment lines and a closed end; the tube curves upward at the bottom to attach to an open, round glass bulb with a pronounced lip; a glass pedestal with a flat and round base holds the fermentation tube upright; the stand on the base…
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Accession Number
997037177
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MeSH Heading
Urinalysis -- instrumentation
Urea -- urine
Description
Ureometer, which consists of a graduated fermentation tube with increment lines and a closed end; the tube curves upward at the bottom to attach to an open, round glass bulb with a pronounced lip; a glass pedestal with a flat and round base holds the fermentation tube upright; the stand on the base has a central lip which tapers to the attached fermentation tube.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
The side of the fermentation tube has increment lines with "N [in fancy cursive script] // + // 0,03 // 0,02 // 0,01" etched into the glass; there are also the words, "Ureometer // Grammes // N [in fancy cursive script] // +"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F6-5
Dimension Notes
Length 17.6 cm x Diam. 7.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Etched numbers are a bit faded
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," by the Kny-Scheerer Co., 21st. ed., Milwaukee, ca. 1915, p. 1112 (similar to item # A/-5248) (see attached photocopy); CD #9
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